Confessions of a Food Blogger

confessions of a food blogger, part VI

I feel safer with mama pea around….for many, many reasons.

The most exercise I did while at the foodbuzz conference consisted of walking to and from different feeding locations.

Last night, while picking up soup from the Whole Foods hot bar, Almanzo started laughing hysterically, told me to “come here” and then proceeded to take an up close iphone photo of my left nostril to perfectly capture the glob of chicken chili I was keeping there…an unfortunate side effect of sampling soups from plastic salad dressing containers.

I think he still likes me though.

Sometimes I drive around with my kitchen aid in the passenger seat. And a bag of baked goods in my purse.

Sometimes I also pretend to talk on my cell phone while walking around Target…for no apparent reason.

I always read the dessert menu first.

Read parts I, II, III, IV and V here.

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  • Katalina @ GreenLivingNY
    November 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    you are funny 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Always check out dessert first too!

  • Cindy
    November 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Love the confession series. Sometimes the most exercise I do is walking to and from food locations also :X

  • Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth)
    November 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    The Whole Foods hot bar incident redeemed itself just because it took place at Whole Foods, where wrong or shame clearly does not exist.

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking
    November 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Love these posts! And I often have baked goods in my purse as well. perfect place to keep them! 🙂

  • Christie {Honoring Health}
    November 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    hahaha, that is true love 😀

  • VeggieGirl
    November 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I totally remember when you and I dined at Millennium this past summer, you checked out the desserts first!!!! Witness over here 😀

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    November 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    LOVE THIS!!!!
    The most exercise i’ve gotten in MONTHS was walking around SF 🙂

  • tina
    November 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    totally been there on the chili on my nose…. and a good dessert menu is a good testamant to how good the restaurant is!!! 🙂

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations
    November 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Phone at Target — there are hundreds (well, at least three) perfectly legitimate reasons to pretend to talk on the phone there.

  • Jill
    November 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Some of mine:
    – the only exercise I do daily is from fridge to chair to bathroom
    – i just ate 3/4 of a giant tub of hummus
    – a lot of food bloggers have passionate guys in their lives, and it makes me want it too.

  • Becca D.
    November 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Sometimes I talk on the phone (to myself) in Italian when I’m waiting in a line somewhere…this way, when I end the “call”, no one usually bothers me, because they think I don’t speak English!! 🙂

  • kt
    November 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    never lose your sense of humor, will keep you young forever…After 30 years of marriage we still poke fun at each other.

  • Lisa
    November 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    LOL I read the drink menu first. 😉

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa
    November 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    That photo of the two of you is amazing. Christmas card worthy for sure.

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In
    November 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    You and Alamanzo are freaking adorable.
    Today my boss was making fun of me for having breadcrumbs on my lip. She told me I needed a bib…and then spilled her tea all down her shirt.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    November 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    One time at Whole Foods, the cashier told me I had food on my nose… which was there from sampling soup. That wasn’t embarrassing at all 😉

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    November 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I agree, Mama Pea makes every situation safer. And just better 🙂

  • Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun
    November 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Who doesn’t look at the dessert menu first. It’s the best part, isn’t it? 😉

  • Shutupandrun
    November 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I have to say I don’t get the phone thing. Pretend to talk on the phone?

    At least the chicken chili wasn’t a booger.

  • grace b
    November 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Thanks for this Jenna! Be having a bad day and this totally cheered me up!

  • Mama Pea
    November 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    You made me get a lump in my throat. Thank you. And I’m sure Almanzo still likes you.

  • Chicago Cuisine Critique
    November 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Your confessions posts are too cute. 🙂

  • Jasmine
    November 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    lol. I’m sure he still likes you. You’re so cute.

  • stepf @dailyspark
    November 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Aw, Jenna, I love these confession posts. And I had such a ball with you this weekend. We didn’t even begin to talk about travel! Stay in touch, and get that passport ready. Jenna, you’re going to take over the world. I will be in touch when I figure out the ending to MY memoir, friend.

  • Hope
    November 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    love that picture of you two!!

  • Jenny-Lee
    November 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    loving almanzo’s SC key chain 😉

    • jenna
      November 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

      dude! that’s mine. :0

  • Krystina (Basil & Wine)
    November 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I read the wine list first. :X

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    November 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I LOVE that first photo! I usually read the seafood part of the menu first – then I get disappointed if there isn’t one. 😉

  • Camille
    November 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    When I am by myself in stores or around campus, sometimes I will pretend to talk on my phone too.
    In theory, it should make us look cooler, but I feel like it really doesn’t…

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    November 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I ALWAYS read the dessert menu first. I’ll even choose a restaurant based on its dessert–even if the meal is just so-so.

    November 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    omg u brought back a funny memory- my mom always carries baked good in her purse. this weekend we were at the store and she was trying to get her purse open to pay for a pair of jeans..i was just standing and watching.. then as she opened it up, two muffins popped out hahaha. “i guess we know who the muffin man..erm. woman is!” LOL

  • Christine (The Raw Project)
    November 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Cute post! I’m sure that was plenty at the Foodbuzz fest, walking the city is a workout!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    November 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Haha I literally LOL’d at the chili story.. and that is THE cutest picture of you and Almanzo!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    November 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Someone commented the other day that after meeting you, you are still as wonderful and mysterious as you seem on your blog & that you fascinate them. I forget who said it, but I totally agree – well, without the actual meeting you part. You are quite a piece of work my dear, and I love it.

  • Laura (Starloz)
    November 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    i love your confessions, it reminds me that you’re awesome.

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged
    November 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Hehe, this was so funny! I just sat and read all of them 🙂

    I frequently schmear food on my face – on accident, of course – and am told by friends or family that I’ve got a mess all over…the perfect response? “I’m saving it for later”.

  • Leah @ Why Deprive?
    November 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    hahaha I sometimes pretend Im on my phone too. I thought I was the only one who did that!

  • hippierunner
    November 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I think Mama Pea should adopt everyone; she is too awesome! And I’d think you were crazy for doing that at Target…if I didn’t also maybe do that.

  • Michelle
    November 9, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Haha I love it! Especially the fact that a picture of your nostril was taken.

  • eml
    November 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    LOL – so we don’t get to see the nose-chili shot?!

    What’s up with the cell -phone thing though? – to avoid talking to others? 😉

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    November 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Hahaha how does food always manage to get caught in the weirdest of places?! Mine usually ends up in my hair or in my bra. 😛

  • Vicky @ eat live spin
    November 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Sometimes I “talk” on my cell phone if I don’t want to talk to people trying to sell me stuff on NYC streets… however, when you do this make sure your ringer is OFF!!!!!

  • Red
    November 9, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Hah! I pretend I’m talking on my cell phone when I LEAVE Target so that I feel I can rightfully ignore the people outside the door begging for money…..

  • Erin
    November 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    What a super cute picture!! :):)
    I don’t usually look at the dessert menu first.. I always look up the menu online before we even GET to the restaurant so I have absolutely EVERYTHING picked out that I want to try. I also try and get my husband to do this so I make sure I order something different and can pick at his food as well haha.

  • Maya
    November 9, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    LOVE that picture. I wish I could meet Mama Pea!

  • Jenny
    November 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I always love these:)

  • Vanessa
    November 9, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Haha I pretend I’m texting in awkward situations to appear busy or avoid making eye contact

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    November 9, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I’m jealous. I want mama pea to look after me……

  • kate
    November 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Dessert first…thats the way life should be.

  • the salty girl
    November 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    ok ok ok you got me on this one. it was pretty cute + funny!

  • jenna
    November 9, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    bahaha! i pretend i’m talking on my phone alllllll the time! usually while i’m sitting/standing somewhere waiting for someone, but most often while i’ve passed up where i meant to turn and now know i have to double back.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    November 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    This post series is my favorite 😉

  • Julia
    November 10, 2010 at 1:59 am

    I am liking your new hair cut. You are making me want to chop off my post wedding “long” hair (which has taken me a year and a half to grow). Thank you very much!!

    Loving the blog by the way – I like the new format.

    One thing I have been wondering – when is the book coming out??


  • Kristy
    November 10, 2010 at 4:36 am

    I pretend to talk on my phone when I am in a location that I dont feel safe. Target takes it to the next level. 🙂

  • Kasey
    November 10, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Cute post! I always have some sort of food item in my purse 🙂

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    November 10, 2010 at 7:33 am

    Guilty of “talking” on the phone when I’m not… it’s comforting to have a prop rather than just mumbling to myself!

  • Amber K
    November 10, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I, too, have “talked” on my phone. Mostly in my car while sitting in the parking lot waiting for someone. See I’m not just sitting here weirdly, I’m ON the phone!

  • Dee
    November 10, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I am seriously loving these series of posts! 🙂

  • Mabelle
    November 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I love your confessions. Is one of my favorite things to read on your blog.
    ‘Almanzo’ is too funny 🙂

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    November 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    that photo is great! makes me smile 🙂

  • AshleyH
    November 12, 2010 at 7:13 am

    That was a really cute one Jenna. Why would you drive around with your kitchenaid in your passenger seat?

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